Bar Keepers Friend should be YOUR friend.
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Bar Keepers Friend isn’t just for bartenders—there are plenty of ways you can use this hard-surface cleaner around your house, particularly in the kitchen. The active ingredient is oxalic acid, according to the product’s website, which attacks stubborn rust, tarnish, and lime stains at the molecular level, breaking the bonds that hold them together.

“Our cooktop cleaner easily restores even glossy induction surfaces, and does double duty on other tough cleaning problems from sinks to cookware to countertops. Bar Keepers Friend even removes food build-up and knife marks on porcelain, ceramic, and glass dishes and serving ware,” the website states. “From floor to ceiling, Bar Keepers Friend leaves your kitchen shining.”

We wouldn’t try it on a porous surface like stone, but this household cleaner will tackle even the toughest burned-on stains or stuck-on grime around your kitchen.

Try it on your:

  1. Dishes
  2. Flatware
  3. Pots and Pans
  4. Dishwashers
  5. Sinks
  6. Stovetops
  7. Countertops (as long as they’re not stone)
  8. Refrigerator
  9. Silver serveware
  10. Wooden cutting boards

To use it, all you have to do is: Sprinkle the cleanser onto a wet surface, rub it in, and let it sit for one minute. Rinse it thoroughly and you’re done!

Buy the original powder cleanser here.